Activists released this Wednesday images of another nearly empty Buena Fe concert on their tour of Spain, this time in Barcelona.
Today’s concert, which repeats the devastated panorama of Tuesday in Mataró, is included in the results of the campaign of the CUP (Popular Unity Candidacy), the ultra-left Catalan independence party.
“Buena Fe was left to sing in the meeting in Barcelona by CALIX (extreme independence party of the left wing). Malafé, accomplices of the pathetic narco-dictatorship, when they see themselves in difficult places confessing that they cannot sing, thus crying euros in the name of the siege”, activist Avana de la Torre on Facebook. shared presentation images.
“Hypocrites, deceiving old Catalans, who don’t even know where Cuba is, and they say it’s paradise and we hate them.”
Before the concert, the Cuban group Buena Fe confronted the two at King Burger in Barcelona to question their support for the regime, which has imprisoned more than a thousand political prisoners.
According to the documentary film “Cubans in Barcelona”, a Facebook group meeting started a discussion with several activists who asked for explanations of the musicians, but it soon became an almost violent exercise.
Musician Israel Rojas, visibly disfigured, had to be restrained by a barricade of supporters and representatives of the Cuban government to prevent one of the activists from attacking him.
“You are the real enemy of the Cuban people”, “Down with the dictatorship”, “Freedom for political prisoners”, the actors shouted in the face of the musicians.
One of the members, Yoel Martínez, attended the training session while his partner lost his leisure.
The musical group hinted at their engagement in an Instagram post, where they shared snapshots of a walk through Barcelona.
“He’s not going to sing here,” he cried. It is as if he receives him as if they are his. As if hatred were his blood. As if we were not children of Cuba. Music is our passion and as long as there are people who want to listen to us, we will be there”, wrote Rojas in the usual voice of the victim.
After Cuban diplomatic staff and government defenders attacked two activists in recent days in Madrid during a concert that appeared to be the price of a commercial music show, after several concert cancellations it turned out to be a clash of political animation between sympathizers and the concert. defenders of the Cuban government in Spain.
Last Monday in Torrelavega, Cantabria, Buena Fe also sang in front of an empty audience in what they called “an event in critical thinking”.
Included by the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba on the blacklist, Rojas is accused of violence after the 9/11 protests and of collaborating with the Castro regime’s propaganda.
After the cancellation of the concert, the government of Havana launched a campaign in support of Buena Fe, which it considers to be harassment against the musicians. All the instruments and officials of the regime came out in his defense, from Miguel Díaz-Canel to the Revolutionary Armed Forces.